Friday, June 30, 2017


Long summer days, lend hope to ticking off some of those ' to-do ' chores around the place.
The head gardener and I painted my little potting shed this week,  it soaked up the paint like a giant sponge.
Hopefully, it won't need another coat for a decade or more.
Several of the perennials have already stopped blooming for the season, and others are just arriving.
We'll be pulling, and weeding, and digging and tending, until the first frost arrives.


I spent the day at my daughter's hobby farm yesterday, she's having a clean-out, seems we always accumulate too much stuff !
We are open to suggestions :)

The donkeys followed us as we drove up on the hill, hoping we were carrying vanilla wafers, they will do anything for a handful.
Inside the barn,  the swallows' nests are filled with babies. Such a sweet sight, watching those little yellow beaks appearing over the nests, when their parents were within earshot.

Nature never fails to renew my spirit.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rain Soaked

The effects of tropical storm Cindy, are impacting our region.
Rain, rain, and more rain,  up to five inches of the stuff.
It's a dark and dreary day, the lamps are lit , the candles are glowing.
Two sweet kitties, are curled up on the porch.
The aroma of freshly baked banana bread fills the house. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


There are days when I wonder if the entire planet isn't doomed.
Last night I thought the sunset surely looked so....
I'm almost to afraid to turn on the news each day.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Each year despite the lack of rain for days on end, we are graced with prolific blooms on the Rose of Sharon ( Hibiscus syriacus ) bushes.
This particular bush was a volunteer, a single seed or two carried by the wind or possibly a bird.
It is also a second generation plant, the original bush belonging to my husband's mother who shared it's propagated beauty from her garden to ours.
I look forward to it's return year after year.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Garden Burglar

I trust you found my Hollyhocks to your liking last night ?
*sigh* (insert sweary word)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017


A peaceful sunset this evening.
Cooler temps, after a soft rainfall fell throughout the day.
Peace.....such a lovely thought.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


The Lilies are in bloom.
Their colors are a delight, their scent, heavenly.


The Lily

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheep a threat'ning horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.
William Blake
28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London